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William Robert Ashton

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    Ashton AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 4/7/201 AWMM
    • 49437 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 July 1919 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
    Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 24 April 1905 AWMM 50 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr W. Ashton (father), 50 Melbourne Street, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs T. M. Ashton (wife), 32 Victoria Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 2 January 1942 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1 January 1943 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Vella Lavella AWMM
    • Nissan Island AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 4/7/201 AWMM
    • 49437 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials. 2 Scotts Battalion AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Forbury Park Dunedin AWMM
    • Trentham Military Camp AWMM
    • Papakura Military Camp AWMM
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1941 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Plasterer/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Deafness, admitted to Bourail IVC AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Mr Ashton embarked twice for overseas, the first in January 1942 and the second in early 1943.

    Bill Ashton left with the rear-guard for New Caledonia, probably early in 1943. They were sent with transport trucks and artillery guns from Wellington. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

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Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • Cenotaph data entry form AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 7 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1942 to 31st March, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.9 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 10 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1943 to 31st March, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.5 AWMM